Tamarindus indica Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Tamarindus indica Linn. is aslo known as Tamarindus occidentalis Gaertn., Tamarindus officinalis Hook., belongs to Caesalpiniaceae, family.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Tamar Hindi.
The English Name for this herb is Tamarind.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Gadamri, Imli, Tamar-Hindi.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Tamarindus indica Linn. are Anthelmintic, Anti-bilious, Anti-emetic, Anti-nauseant, Anti-scorbutic, Appetizer, Astringent, Cardiotonic, Carminative, Cooling, Digestive, Febrifuge, Laxative, Purgative, Refrigerant.


  • Appetizer

  • Wood:
  • Diuretic
  • Mild Purgative

  • Indications

    The Indications of Tamarindus indica Linn. are Burning Micturition, Constipation, Bloody Diarrhoea, Scabies, Pruritis, Bilious Origin Palpitation, High Tension Rate, Nocturnal Pollution.

    The Indications of Seeds of Tamarindus indica Linn. are Spermatorrhoea, Liver Complaints, Vertigo, Giddiness, Ulcers, Diarrhoea, Boils, Inflammations, Vaginal Discharges.

    The Indications of Flowers of Tamarindus indica Linn. are Bleeding Piles, Ophthalmia, Urinary Discharges.

    The Indications of Leaves of Tamarindus indica Linn. are Scabies, Pain, Spermatorrhoea, Small Pox, Earache, Ophthalmia, Bilious Fever, Conjunctivitis, Inflammations, Ring Worm, Stomach Troubles, Tumors, Blood Diseases, Eye Diseases, Snake Bite.

    The Indications of Bark of Tamarindus indica Linn. are Paralysis, Asthma, Diarrhoea, Amenorrhoea, Ulcers, Gonorrhoea, Urinary Discharges, Gingivitis.

    The Indications of Pulp of Ripe Fruit of Tamarindus indica Linn. are Bilious Fever, Viral Fever, Palpitation, Vomiting, Nausea.

    The Indications of Leave Juice of Tamarindus indica Linn. are Urethral Burning Sensation, Dysentery, Piles, Aphthous Mouth.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Tamarindus indica Linn..


    The Temperaments of Tamarindus indica Linn. are 1st order, cold, 2nd order, dry.

    The Temperament of Seeds of Tamarindus indica Linn. is 3rd order, cold and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    JAWARISH TAMARHINDIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    Sufoof zaryanHamdard laboratories Waqf Bangladesh

    Compound Preparations

    Tamarindus indica Linn. is used in the preparation of Jawarish Tamal-Hindi, Ma'jun Sandal, Murabba Imli, Qurs Abiaz, Sherbet Tamar Hindi compounds.


    Whole Herb25.000g - 50.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    Tamarindus indica Linn.. A large "evergreen tree. Leaves 3.5-15 cm long, paripinnate. Leaflets 10-21 pairs, opposite, 1.2-1.8 cm long, oblong, obtuse. Inflorescence 10-15 flowered lax raceme. Petals 3, pale yellow with red veins5571. Fruit pendulous legume, 5-(j inches long, linear-oblong, slightly compressed, curved or nearly straight. Outer shell or epicarp thin and hard, brittle and of a cinnamon colour, containing with in the shell the acid and juicy pu\p oi a tJafk, ^ed or brownish dark colour. Seeds 10 or 12, enclosed in a tough membranous cell, flattened, of an irregular outline obtusely furrowed, roundish or obovate and exalbuminous. Surface glabrous shining and of a dark brown colour, having on both faces scars conforming to the outline of the cells. 'Cotyledon ivory white and hard

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It is native of Tropical Africa. It occurs in Argentina, Brazil, Europe, India, indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, United States Of America.
    Flowers: Acrid,Sweet,Sour

    Fruit: Sour,Bitterish

    Leaves: Sour


    No information regarding Tamarindus indica Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Tamarindus indica Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Tamarindus indica Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Excessive use described as harmful for chest and spleen,may produce cough,flatulence and obstructions.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Tamarindus indica Linn.. (work in progress)